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1491 2nd Ave, 78th Street, New York City, NY 10075-2135
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“carne asada” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (4 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
1491 2nd Ave, 78th Street, New York City, NY 10075-2135
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in for lunch ordered the queso nachos starter and 3 different tacos. Everything was just meh at best and I didn’t finish. Service was really great though.

Thank Sidji
Reviewed 12 August 2018

You have a very wide choice when you in UES. We went to Calexio after reading good reviews.It was a very busy Saurday evening. When we entered, they said"Welcome to Calexio"! Wow! In the rude world of NYC restaurants, this was a pleasant surprize.We fortunately...More

Thank TorchofLove
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Had the fish bowls and a bunch of little things. This is legit, yummy Mexican. They had real spice so ask them to turn it down if you want American level spice - I loved it as is though. Will buy again

Thank Eddie S
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Love, love, love this place! The food, the service, the atmosphere - everything about Calexico was outstanding!! We enjoyed happy hour priced drinks, the appetizers were crazy good (great guacamole and omg - the jalapeno poppers!!), the carne asada bowl was to die for, and...More

Thank RGHgracon3
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

$13 at Calexico on Second: two very good tacos, double order of beans, drink. Fast friendly service, good cleanliness. Interesting side bar out of the main and very noisy dining area

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Thought this would just be another run of the mill upper east side restaurant, but the food and service is very good. It was crowded, but all the staff were attentive. Food was well prepared and a real bargain. This is not high end, but...More

Thank Culinarium
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Calexico has fantastic food, service, and drinks. The carne asada bowl had great flavor and was very large. The only complaint I had about the bowl was that I wished it had a bit more meat in it. The wet breakfast burritos looked really good...More

Thank MaximusYork
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I had the Baja fish... it was good tasting! The place was crowded packed from bar to all the tables. I guess families in the area love this place. And I believe them! The place is clean and modern nice decor. The service was fast...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The food here was delicious, and honestly pretty much everything on the menu seemed fantastic. Downside is that the service is poor - they make a point of letting you know how little they care. Food was slow too, so don't plan to have a...More

Thank ChoicesAddUp
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

I have a very good lunch of a interesting combination of chips cheese beans and peppers at this Mexican themed restaurant. The side of black beand with salsa was absolutely splendid, and next time I may have a double order of just the beans.

1  Thank robcurtross
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 1491 2nd Ave, 78th Street, New York City, NY 10075-2135
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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